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Sir William Chambers, letters, literary manuscripts and bills

RA Collection: Archive

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Sir William Chambers, letters, literary manuscripts and bills





Extent & medium

274 items

Previous reference codes


Content Description

Letters, lecture notes, notes on aescetics, gardening and bills.


Halnaby Hall, York (Milbanke family)

Acquisition Details

Bequeathed by Prof. Sir Albert Richardson, received 1964


The papers were arranged as found and catalogued by Brenda Weeden in August 1971. This arrangement has been retained, although the descriptive finding aid has been re-written. Titles for each series in the archive were taken from the wrappings as found in 1971, these appear to have been of 20th century vintage.

Finding Aids

Catalogue by Brendan Weeden, Aug 1971.

Associated Material

An interrelated group from the same collection is deposited with the Royal Institute of British Architects (NRA 13990 RIBA: Chambers).


Aspects of the archive are calendered in the appenndices of Sir William Chambers, by John Harris, 1970.